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    New BFG Advantage T/A Sport LT from Discount Tire

    My wife's 2013 Equinox LS needed new tires. Costco had a good price on these, 225/65R17, $539 including tax. Costco's rotation scheduling is not good, and I've been happy with Discount Tire, so with a visit, they came within $6.00 of Costco; bought at Discount Tire! They are fresh, 29th week...
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    Dassault Falcon 50 crash in Greenville SC

    Is anyone following this? 27-September 2 pilots dead, 2 passengers seriously injured. Local television said tonight that: Pilot's certification only as SIC; earlier reports were that he had over 10,000 hours Right seat "person" only had a private SEL license, not even IFR. Said to have...
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    Why are frequent logins required?

    I browse perhaps 30 forums regularly. Only BITOG does not remember my login across (frequently) sessions and never across reboots. Is this intentional, or something I'm doing wrong? George
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    Superb video on nitrogen vs air

    <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCnWvMleVD0" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCnWvMleVD0</a> NOTE: he uses some language not suitable, IMO, for children. I went to his website and think several are very cute and well done. Again, this is an Australian and their...
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    General TPMS concepts questions

    From what I've seen over the last 5 or 6 years, there seems to be at least 4 concepts of determining and reporting problems to the operator. In the determination portion, it looks like the vast majority use: either a pressure transducer in the tire/wheel assembly, either a band mounted or...
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    Replaced 109S with 114T; pressure recommendations

    2008 Ford F150, OE is 265/60R18 109S (truck capacityy 2065 lbs). For highway passenger use only, Discount tire recommended I replace the tires that were on it, a BFG K02 in 265/65R18 with the same size in a highway tire; I installed Defender LTX M/S. I'd like a somewhat softer ride; it's 98%...
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    "Scrub Radius"

    I was using one of the on-line tire and wheel size comparison sites, and ran across a new dimension reported, scrub radius. Google is my friend, but didn't help me much. I gather that it (depending on amount and whether positive or negative) affects "friction" thus fuel economy and also...
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    2008 F150 2wd Lariat crew cab tire thoughts

    I bought my son's truck last week when he replaced it. We know it needs tires. OE size is 265/60R18. He wanted something a little larger for looks, and ran 265/65R18; he suggested going back to OE as he thinks these occasionally rub. BUT ... some models that year used 275/65/18. Do they use...
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    Different nitrogen vs "air" question

    A buddy told me he'd been told that an average car tire/wheel filled with nitrogen weighed "several pounds" less than one filled with plain old air. I thought a while, did some swagging, and said lighter, but I didn't even think several ounces. Capri, where are you? Are my assumptions in the...
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    Propylene Glycol hydraulic fluids

    I'm doing in-house qualification testing on a system for which my customer will be using a propylene glycol fluid. He has a corporate mandate for the fluid, but no brands or products are mentioned. He has required us to use a propylene glycol fluid at a 40% concentration. On the web, I find...
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    Do we talk about motorcycle tires here?

    Tire question ONLY ... There is much on the bike forums on tires and pressures, but there seems to be little (or none) on relative advantages of pressure in the tires except that too low causes overheating and too high breaks things. Given a street only requirement, OEM sizes, and easy riding...
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    2009 ABC News tire article

    I'm sure that everyone but me saw this last year, but it is in a mass email forward and I ran into it for the first time today. The age thing is interesting ... I'm familiar with the 6 to 10 years depending on ... things ..., but had never thought about the very stale tires at dealers. Will...
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    Indirect support for the HDEO use in motorcycles

    From another source, I ran into <a href="http://www.corvetteactioncenter.com/tech/oil/" target="_blank">http://www.corvetteactioncenter.com/tech/oil/.</a> I searched BITOG and there are several threads, mostly in PCMO. This 6 page article really covers engine lubricants well and speaks well...
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    interior volume, general numbers

    I got in a discussion on compressor requirements to fill a tire. I do gas calculations frequently (hydraulic accumulators), that is not a problem. Would it be generally true that a mounted automobile tire (typical 15, 16, 17 inch) has a volume approximately (+/- 50%) 3 gallons (0.4 cu ft)? So...
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    Darn banks selling off-lease cars

    My step-daughter bought a '96 Toyota Corolla LE from a dealer friend with lease car connections. It seems very good, but apparently the tires were worn and CitiBank had them replaced with new CHEAP ones, Riken Raptor. If that were the problem, I'd live and let live ... but they replaced...
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    New(used) Ford Fusion; tire $$, WOW

    We (for my wife) purchased a used Ford Fusion SEL, 4 cylinder automatic yesterday. I'm lucky it has almost new tires (Firestone Firehawk). I guess Ford selected the size for looks, and was stuck with all being V rated. Factory fitment, as I understand it, was Michelin Pilot HX MXM4 225/50-17...
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    Break in period for tires?

    This isn't a joke, or a troll. I just bought a set of Michelin HydroEdge for my Chevrolet Venture. Anything within reason to improve wet traction on dark wet highways is good to me. Ten miles after installation, I hit the road to a customer in the rain. Traction pulling out of my driveway...
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    Circumferential cracks near wheel seating surface

    Last time I pulled my tires to rotate them, I noticed cracks on 1 of the 4. This was the only one of the 4, inside only, probably 20,000 miles. Deepest crack is over 0.45" (11mm) deep; that's a dime in the crack. I had another set of tires on wheels and used them instead; this is certainly...
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    Web resource? Cars that use a given size tire.

    The discussions here that some retail stores selling tires won't mount a tire of a size that differs from the placard prompts a question. ASSUME my car uses P225/60R16 97S tires, and I'd like a little more good feeling (load capacity). A 215/65R16 98S does that, and is virtually the same...
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    Dexron VI ATF seal compatibility

    I've a customer using Dexron VI at 70C in an industrial hydraulic system. For contractual reasons, they must use this fluid at this temperature. I'm not at liberty to discuss the application. The machine OEM specified FPM fluoroelastomer for all seals. In the USA, we frequently call this...
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